Game company Blizzard Entertainment recently released a brand new patch for very popular online multiplayer video game Overwatch. The update included the new character and some new stuff.
Overwatch officially gets Ashe with new patch
With the new patch, cowgirl Ashe is now available officially and is a Damage Hero as described by the developers. She uses a semi-automatic rifle as her main weapon and her Coach gun is used as a damaging shotgun blast and a knockback, which allows her to shotgun jump. She can also use dynamite that she can throw and shoot in mid-air. Her ultimate ability is her companion B.O.B.
Changes for other characters
There were several changes and tweaks to other characters in the game with this new patch. The jump height was slightly balanced, Mercy’s ultimate got some changes, Reaper’s shotgun spread also got update, and got some two other characters got some specific tweaks: Roadhog and Symmetra.
Roadhog is receiving several large changes to make his abilities more consistent. His Chain Hook had issues with breaking when enemy targets jumped or fell behind environment collision. It will now slow them down in the air more when the hook lands, and wait less time before it starts reeling them in. Since Chain Hook’s cooldown now begins immediately upon use, so it no longer varies based on Roadhog’s distance to the hook target. We’ve also moved some of the projectiles closer to the center of the spread pattern on his Scrap Gun, which gives him a more consistent damage output for its primary and alternate fire. Previously, there was a long-standing bug that caused close-range targets to fly much further than expected. After this bug was fixed, we still wanted to keep some of the knockback burst it provided, so we’ve increased the overall velocity cap to maintain some of that functionality.
It’s still difficult to use Symmetra’s Photon Projector beam effectively, even after its range was increased. By speeding up the primary fire charge rate, it takes less time to ramp up to its full damage potential and will be a stronger option when she’s presented with targets to charge up on.